Kaleidoscope #742


Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen Hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.
― Mary Anne Radmacher

 

 

Below is the original photo used to create this image. This photo represents only part of my Mom’s hillside fairy garden, getting lush and green in early summer. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from her digital camera.

Kaleidoscope #741


With endless time, nothing is special. With no loss or sacrifice, we can’t appreciate what we have.
― Mitch Albom, The Time Keeper

 

 

Below is the original photo used to create this image. A soft blue sky, taken before leaving for work one morning No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone.

Kaleidoscope #740


The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common.
― Emerson

 

 

 

Below is the original photo used to create this image. I found these lush azaleas on a lunchtime walk around the capital grounds in Richmond, VA. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone.

Kaleidoscope #739


It’s funny how, in this journey of life, even though we may begin at different times and places, our paths cross with others so that we may share our love, compassion, observations, and hope. This is a design of God that I appreciate and cherish.
― Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

 

 

Below is the original photo used to create this image. Caught these glorious crepe myrtles backlit by bright morning sunshine heading out to work. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone.

Kaleidoscope #738


You need to spend time crawling alone through shadows to truly appreciate what it is to stand in the sun.
― Shaun Hick

 

 

 

Below is the original photo used to create this image. I was in heaven when I took a lunchtime walk around the capital grounds in Richmond, VA and found this vibrant flower bed. It was hard to focus in on just a few blooms, so you’ll probably see more of these in future posts. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone.

Kaleidoscope #737


I say in speeches that a plausible mission of artists is to make people appreciate being alive at least a little bit. I am then asked if I know of any artists who pulled that off. I reply, ‘The Beatles did’.”
― Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., Timequake

 

 

Below is the original photo used to create this image. This photo represents only part of my Mom’s hillside fairy garden, getting lush and green in early summer. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from her digital camera.

Kaleidoscope #736


When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive—to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love—then make that day count!
― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

 

 

 

Below is the original photo used to create this image. It was sent to me by a good friend who happens to spend his days outside as a postal carrier. These lovely mimosa blooms were found along his delivery route. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from his smart phone.

Kaleidoscope #735


Maybe you have to know the darkness before you can appreciate the light.
― Madeleine L’Engle, A Ring of Endless Light

 

 

Below is the original photo used to create this image. A soft blue sky, taken before leaving for work one morning No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone.

Kaleidoscope #734


Dance. Smile. Giggle. Marvel. TRUST. HOPE. LOVE. WISH. BELIEVE. Most of all, enjoy every moment of the journey, and appreciate where you are at this moment instead of always focusing on how far you have to go.
― Mandy Hale, The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass

 

 

 

Below is the original photo used to create this image. I was in heaven when I took a lunchtime walk around the capital grounds in Richmond, VA and found this vibrant flower bed. It was hard to focus in on just a few blooms, so you’ll probably see more of these in future posts. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone.

Kaleidoscope #733


Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.
― Voltaire

 

 

 

 

 Below is the original photo used to create this image. Caught these glorious crepe myrtles backlit by bright morning sunshine heading out to work. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone.